South Coast: Solent Business Awards finalists announced

Judging took place on Tuesday this week and the finalists have now been chosen for the Solent Business Awards 2015. The shortlisted companies will be invited to the awards gala dinner at Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, on Thursday, October 22.

The panel of judges carefully evaluated the entries, including visits to a number of the nominees’ offices and workplaces, and agreed the following shortlist of 28 companies:

(in alphabetical order)

Technical Innovation of the Year – Sponsored by University of Southampton

Barnbrook Systems (Fareham)
RFEL (Newport, Isle of Wight)
VL Digital – Vertical Leap (Portsmouth)

SME of the Year – Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston

Aqua Cooling (Fareham)
Eric Robinson Solicitors (Southampton)
Flexi-Lets (Farnborough)
Morgan Innovation & Technology (Petersfield)
NA Curtain Walling (Horndean)
Precision Creative & Media (Fareham)
The Highfield Company (Southampton)

Dynamic Growth – Sponsored by Pitmans

Croydex (Andover)
Garner Group (Cosham)
Morgan Innovation & Technology (Petersfield)
NA Curtain Walling (Horndean)
Southern Communications (Dummer)
Winchester Motor Company (Winchester)

Management Team of the Year – Sponsored by NatWest

CLC Group (Southampton)
CV-Library (Fleet)
Eric Robinson Solicitors (Southampton)
Onecom (Whiteley)
R&M Electrical Group (Southampton)
The Mary Rose Museum (Portsmouth)

Company of the Year – Sponsored by KPMG

CLC Group (Southampton)
CV-Library (Fleet)
Organix Brands (Bournemouth)
Pennyfarthing Homes (New Milton)
R&M Electrical Group (Southampton)
SHB Hire (Romsey)
A special award for Outstanding Achievement will also be made on the night to a company chosen by judges for its success in the Hampshire Business Awards, celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The Solent Business Awards is sponsored by KPMG, NatWest, Pitmans, University of Southampton and James Cowper Kreston and supported by Taylor Made Computer Solutions and the CBI and organised by The Business Magazine.
Naomi House and Jacksplace is the official awards charity in 2015.